[vox-tech] LINUX installation question windows Vista
notapplicable.haha at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 13:09:43 PST 2010
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:55:19PM -0800, Jason Snyder wrote:
> how do you set up the external hard drive so that I can boot from it?
You connect the drive, pull up the bios boot order menu or enter bios
setup, and change it to boot from USB. Make USB the first option in the
boot order if you're using bios setup.
On my Dell, temporarily choosing the boot device is done by holding down
F12 after turning on the computer. To change the boot order, I hold down
F2, enter BIOS setup, and change the boot order.
Note that the computer won't actually boot from the USB device until you
install an OS on it.
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Eric Lin <notapplicable.haha at gmail.com>wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:13:26PM -0800, Jason Snyder wrote:
> > > To Whom it May Concern,
> > >
> > > I have a computer with windows Vista and am having problems creating a
> > > partition due to pagefiles. I was wondering if it is possible to just
> > > install/run linux from an external hard drive where I can easily have
> > > partitions of 250 GB as opposed to 7 GB, which is the maximum partition I
> > > can get on my C drive.
> > This doesn't really concern me, but I'll reply anyway. ;-)
> > Yes, you can install an OS on an external hard drive or even a USB flash
> > drive as long as your BIOS supports booting from it. Most modern systems
> > can boot from a storage device connected via USB, so this shouldn't be a
> > problem. I'm assuming your computer is relatively new because it can run
> > Windows Vista.
> > -Eric
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Jason
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